Crypt of Agadeem


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Crypt of Agadeem


Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Add to your mana pool for each black creature card in your graveyard.

Crypt of Agadeem Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

An upgraded version of Infernal Plunge

Demonic Offering

Sorcery (Rare)

As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.

Add an amount of equal to the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. You lose half as much life, rounded up.

Your soul is weak, but an offering I accept nevertheless.

Great card if you have prisons locking down your Commander, if you need the mana and have some giant or cost creature out, as removal on something you took control of, a trigger off of Butcher of Malakir , etc. Also promotes ramp in Black which is arguably hard to find that are exclusive to black, aside from a small handful of cards such as Crypt of Agadeem , Crypt Ghast and Liliana of the Dark Realms

Suppose Liliana never killed her brother, and actually became Dominaria's best healer. Her spark still ignited, but she is mono-white. She can still raise the dead in terms of full resurrection and healing.

Make a mono-white Liliana

TypicalTimmy on RATvalanche

1 month ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for Devotion on your Rats. Cabal Coffers for serious ramp on your Swamps & Crypt of Agadeem for massive gains if you are met with a boardwipe.

cptcampo on Valar Morghulis

2 months ago

Hey dude, looking great so far. However, I think there should be a bit more card draw, and since you are self milling, getting the land drops you need could make your mid to late game difficult. Here are some suggestions:

Phyrexian Arena - this is a great engine for card draw (2 cards every turn is huge) Esper Charm - Great versatility, card draw when needed. Diabolic Intent - Great tutor for your deck that fits theme and can sac small zombies. Phyrexian Altar - Works well with the effects of other zombie triggers and creates mana fixing/ramp when needed Crucible of Worlds - This is a great card as you can tutor it, cheap cost, and play ALL discarded/milled lands from your graveyard. Graf Harvest - One drop that gives all zombies menace and creation of zombies mid game. Crypt of Agadeem -This land is super OP in your deck as most creatures you have are black. Terramorphic Expanse - land tutors are good for 3 colors IMO. Fetid Pools - card draw through cycling and mana base. Dark Salvation - awesome effect and single target creature removal as well.

multimedia on Cap'n Kirk's Goon Squad

2 months ago

Hey, Goon squads like to extort and Pontiff of Blight 's extort is busted with Phyrexian mana :)

Consider moving Pontiff from the maybeboard to the main deck by cutting Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ? It's also a six drop and like Pontiff it can be a repeatable source of your opponents losing life, but unlike Pontiff your opponents have the choice to lose life to tutor. With Pontiff you control when and how much life your opponents are losing by casting spells and you also can gain a ton of life which is good with Aetherflux Reservoir .

The one thing your deck lacks is fast colorless mana from mana rocks. You want quick. Sol is great, but consider more? With the budget here Mana Vault and/or Basalt Monolith can fit. Either could replace Caged Sun and/or Tendrils of Corruption . Caged is fine, but I don't think at six mana it's needed here. Everflowing Chalice is also good because it can scale or cast it as a two drop it could replace Vampiric Link .

With only 17 creatures Crypt of Agadeem is not doing much. Consider cutting it for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? Nykthos is another powerful outlet for black devotion. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder with Phyrexian mana is a loop to combo kill your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir since you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. These two Zombies can also put a ton of counters on Krrik or Black Market . These Zombies and Aetherflux can also be part of a Doomsday pile.

Another enabler for Aetherflux with Phyrexian mana is Leshrac's Sigil since it can bounce itself back to your hand to loop cast it. It's also good with devotion as well as some hate for green. These three cards could replace Tendrils of Corruption , Exquisite Blood , Mortuary , Bloodchief Ascension . Mortuary has nice interaction with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel , but I'm not sure that it's worth including just for this interaction.

I see Dead of Winter , but I don't see Snow-Covered Swamp s to fuel it. Cut Winter if you don't want to add Snow-Covered Swamps?

Good luck with your deck.

SideBae on Sacrifice the Weak

3 months ago

Couple thoughts:

That's all I got. Good luck!

Jay3401 on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

4 months ago

Cabal Stronghold isn't going to give you more mana that it's cost unless you have all 5 of your basic swamps on the board. In a discard themed deck maybe Crypt of Agadeem could take its place.

Profet93 on Power and Ruin - Demon Tribal

4 months ago

I see the last comment was on my birthday last year so I have to comment.

GamrMan11 - Ur avg CMC is high, although its demon tribal so its understandable. I would add Vesuva and Thespian's Stage as additional coffers. Maybe remove stronghold, not sure if you have enough basics. Maybe add Crypt of Agadeem for more ramp. You have a tutor in the command zone, expedition map and others to help you get what you need. Cavern of Souls against blue?

How do you deal with artifacts and enchantments? Nevinyrral's Disk Oblivion Stone and many others (budget and non) options to help u deal with that.

Replace swamps with snow-covered because of lens. Lastly, you might want to remove like 2 demons that dont see much use (Pestilence Demon and Dread Cacodemon IMO) to add more rocks. Perhaps a Thought Vessel or a Charcoal Diamond . That way your deck is faster and you end up with less dead cards.

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Crypt of Agadeem occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.51%

Golgari: 0.11%